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Compendium of office holders and civil servants 1428-1861

1428-1588:
compiled by M. Kooijmans and B.J. Ibelings

1588-1795:
compiled by R.G.H. Sluijter

1795-1813:
compiled by J. Roelevink

1813-1861:
compiled by M. Kooijmans

The Compendium of office holders and civil servants 1428-1861 is a searchable database, accessible via the Internet, that contains information about the highest-ranking officeholders and members of the most important institutions of a representative, administrative and judicial nature on present-day Dutch territory.

This systematic survey of more than 12,000 individuals and approximately 25,000 official appointments is intended to serve as a general reference work as well as a starting point for analytical research into how institutions and politics operated in practice. The researcher can use the Compendium of office holders and civil servants 1428-1861 to establish who was involved in politics, governance and the judiciary, to measure the level of continuity with regard to holding office, and to trace the trajectory of individual careers.